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My name is Jim Gillen and I am President of Aquinas International Academy (AIA). Welcome to Aquinas International Academy (AIA).  It is my very great pleasure to introduce you to AIA, a fully Accredited K-12 private non-denominational American School whose motto is “American education at your fingertips—Everywhere!”  AIA specializes in making American education available anywhere in the world to a student, no matter where he/she is.

Our Accreditation is from AdvancED/Cognia, which is the largest Accreditation agency in the U.S. formed by a merger of 3 of the 6 leading Regional Accreditation agencies in the U.S. Here at AIA, we are wholeheartedly committed to the concept that knowledge is indeed power and that the power of knowledge can remove barriers of mistrust, enhance understanding and friendship between people and nations and generate immense goodwill and cooperation between young and old. This is the underpinning philosophy behind everything we do in seeking to spread the access of American education throughout the international community.

Our dedication at AIA is to enable as many students as would like to experience this life-changing opportunity of “American education at your fingertips—everywhere!” to have that chance. In the past, students had to come to America to access American education, but we can now make that education available at the high school level to the student while he or she can stay at home. Our goal is to help prepare the student improve his or her portfolio for college acceptance by adding a Fully Accredited U.S. high school studying experience to it. We encourage you to offer this opportunity to your children and thus change the rest of their lives. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Jim Gillen


Aquinas International Academy

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